I stock up on patterns when JoAnn has a 5/$5 sale. I've had this McCall's MP377 Tote Pattern for a few years. I finally decided to use it to make myself a tote to take to Hawaii. I wanted something with a lot of pockets to store stuff for the 8 hour flight. And boy, does this little number have pockets! Six on the outside and 4 on the inside. And then there's a removable organizer that fits inside that has 7 more pockets. So, that's 17 pockets if you lost count. Woah. I used Amy Butler fabric (my first time!) and I love how it turned out!
Except for how it's like 3 times as big as I thought it would be. Srsly, it's enormous. You could easily fit a 3-year-old in there and carry her around.
And then I had to explain to Daniel why I had to order designer fabric and why it was so much better than the stuff from Joann. And how $60 for 5 yards of fabric was actually a *really* good deal. He's such a boy. :)
I can't show you the organizer because I ran out of time to finish the edges with the (handmade!) bias tape. And yes, a month later it's still not done.
This bag is way too big to carry around on a normal day. So hopefully I'll have a girl one day, because I think the only way I can get away with carrying it on a daily basis is if it's a diaper bag. A really pretty, labor intensive diaper bag.
I'm linking up to these fabulous parties!
My tote was featured!